Your Co-op Business Solutions offers ready-to-go ethical, modern and sustainable telecommunication solutions for all business sizes. We'll shape the best deal and manage the switch whether you need an Ultrafast dedicated Leased Line or Superfast Broadband. Our vision is to work towards creating a better, fairer world for all, putting people and the planet before profit.
Our soGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) business offering comes as business IP Superfast 40 and 80, to provide the appropriate level of connection speed necessary for your business. Whilst our FTTP (fibre to the premise) is our Business Ultrafast broadband package, which has up to 1Gbps of download speed. However, product availability and speeds are subject to location, equipment and physical wiring.
All of our broadband is ready for the IP transition and our routers, IP addressing and standard care package are provided free of charge to help make the change smoother and affordable. Though businesses will require an additional VoIP service to make phone calls.
SoGEA or Single Order Generic Ethernet Access is a type of broadband that is being rolled out as a direct replacement for Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). This is part of Openreach’s closure of the PSTN network, also known as Superfast.
Unlike its predecessor, SoGEA does not support analogue services such as traditional phone calls, fax machines or certain types of alarms but only provides a data connection. This means to make telephone calls or operate any analogue services you will need to use a VoIP (Voice over IP) service over the line.
Business Ultrafast is delivered over FTTP (Fibre to the Premise) and is one of the fastest broadband services we provide. FTTP is a fibre optic cable connection that goes from the exchange to your building, also known as Full Fibre, and it is the most popular technology type in the transition to All-IP. As a leased line service, our Ultrafast has prioritised bandwidth and 99.999% network reliability. However, it does not support analogue or traditional dial tone services so in order to make calls you will require a VoIP (Voice over IP) service.
Your Co-op Business Solutions is already ahead of the game with years of experience in transitioning businesses of all sizes and installing fibre-to-the-premise broadband packages. Though what is the great switch-off or business IP transition?
The IP Transition or Great Switch off refers to the ongoing shutdown of the UK’s current PSTN (Public Switch Telephony Network) services which is the copper-based telephone network that has been in place since as far back as 1875. Despite its development over the years, this network is rapidly going into decline and struggling to support its legacy infrastructure. Openreach, with the support of the UK government, is undertaking a project to replace all of the outdated hardware and copper links with a faster and more efficient fibre alternative.
Starting back in 2018, the project has been steadily progressing with more and more areas being enabled for new fibre technologies such as SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) and FTTP with a complete switch off of all legacy services due on December 2025. This will mean all telephone lines will need to move to All-IP equivalents before this point or your service will be lost.
This is the most significant transformation in the UK telecoms market in decades but here at Your Co-op Business Solutions, we are here to help you through it each step of the way with our experience and expertise.
Your Co-op Business Solutions, have a range of options to help you transition to the All-IP world, contact us today at 01608 434 070 or fill out the call back form below to speak to one of our expert agents.